Friday, April 27
- National Music Museum (NMM) Brown Bag Lunch Program at 12:05 p.m. featuring "The Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan" performing in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall at the NMM located on USD campus, corner of Clark and Yale streets. "Free Fridays," April sponsor is Sanford at Vermillion. Open to the public at no charge.
- Preschool Round-Up for all children currently ages 3 and 4 (who will not be age-eligible for kindergarten in 2012) from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Vermillion Austin Elementary School, 300 High St. (use east doors of buildling on High St.) To schedule an appointment, call Austin Elementary at 677-7010. Children will receive a free book.
- Bike Helmet Day, 2 p.m. at Jolley School. Special thanks to Vermillion Schools and Vermillion WalMart Super Center. Sponsored and presented by Vermillion Medical Clinic and Vermillion Rotary Club. All members are welcome and invited to help with this event.
- USD Clarinet Recital: Dr. Holly Haddad showcases her clarinet studio in this recital at 7:30 p.m. at Colton Recital Hall, Warren M. Lee Ceter for Fine Arts on USD campus. Open to the public at no charge.
Saturday, April 28
- Overeaters Anonymous at 9 a.m. Location: 20 S. Plum St, Administration entrance, board room. Overeasters Anonymous is a 12-step program for people with eating disorders and struggles.
- Crime Prevention Class from 9-11 a.m. at the Fire Station, 820 N. Dakota St. Public welcome to attend.
- Certified BBQ Judging Class from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Armory. Cost $75 – this includes a one year membership to Kansas City BBQ Society. This will certify you to judge any Kansas City BBQ Society BBQ Contest (www.kcbs.us) including Ribs, Rods and Rock 'n Roll. Registration www.sdbbq.us or call Jenny French 670-9688.
- Operatic masterpiece, "Dido and Aeneas," to be presented by USD Opera in conjunction with USD Theatre, USD Chamber Singers and USD Chamber Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. at Aalfs Auditorium inside Slagle Hall on USD campus. General admission tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call 605-677-5274, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit website at www.usd.edu/music.
Sunday, APRIL 29
- Music Recital: Tori Looyenga presents her senior trumpet recital at 1 p.m. at Colton Recital Hall, Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Open to the public at no charge.
- Music Recital: Kelly Coslet presents her senior horn/viola recital at 2 p.m. at Colton Recital Hall, Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts. Open to the public at no charge.
- Music Recital: Ben Mauritz presents his senior trombone recital at 5:30 p.m. at Colton Recital Hall, Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts. Open to the public at no charge.
monday, APRIL 30
- Al-anon meeting, 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, corner of Main and Linden. For more information, call 624-9764.
- Final exams begin at USD.
- Lecture: "Dammed Indians: The Continuing History of the Pick-Sloan Plan and the Missouri River Sioux." The University of South Dakota's Missouri River Institute will host a special lecture by historian Michael L. Lawson at 1 p.m. in Farber Hall located in Old Main. The lecture is free and open to the public.
- Lecture: "Science and Faith: Evolution." This is the last speaker in the Science and Faith Series featuring Dr. Joan Roughgarden, an emeritus of Stanford University, at 7 p.m. at Farber Hall, located in Old Main on the USD campus.
- Music Recital: Cody Knott presents his graduate trombone recital at 7:30 p.m. at Colton Recital Hall, Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts. Open to the public at no charge.
Tuesday, may 1
- Vermillion Rotary Club Meeting, noon-1 p.m. in the Freedom Forum Conference Room of the Al Neuharth Media Center.
Wednesday, may 2
- The Wednesday Morning Ladies Golf/Lunch/Games group will begin the season's activities with golf tee-off at 9 a.m. Catered lunch and Story Lady's Open Mike at 11:45 a.m. will be followed by dominoes/bridge/games/cards. Newcomers and visitors are always welcome so please join us for a day of fun, food and friendship.
THURSDAY, May 3
- The Vermillion All-Schools Art Show opens at Washington Street Arts Center, 202 Washington St. in Vermillion. The annual exhibit features works by students from Austin and Jolley Elementary Schools. St. Agnes Parish School, Vermillion Middle School and Vermillion High School. The elementary art comes from the Jolley Art Block and from students whose teachers have included art in their curriculum. The middle school art is from Jennifer Stofferahn's program and the high school art is from Jane Beeman's classes. Everyone is invited to a reception from 4-6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The public is also invited to view the show on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 from 2-5 p.m. The free exhibit is sponsored by Vermillion Area Arts Council.
- MAY 4 — Hospital Auxiliary meeting, 2 p.m. at Sanford Vermillion Board Room, 20 S. Plum (Administrative entrance just south of the hospital entrance).
- MAY 5 — Overeaters Anonymous at 9 a.m. Location: 20 S. Plum St, Administration entrance, board room. Overeasters Anonymous is a 12-step program for people with eating disorders and struggles.
- MAY 10 — 6th, 7th & 9th Grade Spring Concert at 6:30 p.m. at Vermillion High School.
- MAY 12 — Heartland Humane Society Animal Fair: Heartland Humane Society will hold their Animal Fair at Riverside Park in Yankton. This is an annual fundraiser that includes activities for every member of the family – even the four-legged ones. The walk/run registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. Pet contests, including owner-pet look-a-like, most unusual pet, best-dressed pet and best pet trick will be held at the amphitheatre at 11:45 a.m. The animal fair will also showcase demontrations by the local K-9 police unit, 4-H group and a basic obedience overview. There will be food and over 20 vendors onsite from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. A variety of animals will also be in attendance including miniature horses and a camel. More information on all the events can be found online at www.heartlandhumanesociety.net. For additional information, contact the shelter at 664-4244 or stop by 601 1/2 Burleigh.
- MAY 24 — Job Search Assistance Program (JSAP) sponsored by The Department of Labor and Regulation will be held in Vermillion from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 1024 W. Cherry St. The JSAP is designed to assist and train job seekers on how to find and secure employment. Some of the topics included are job search and retention skills, networking, the hidden job market, resumes, applications and proper interview techniques. It is provided at no charge and open to the public. Parties interested in attending should register by calling 605-677-6900, by Tuesday, May 22, before 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.sdjobs.org.
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